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Jamie Jay Johnson

Director / Writer

Jamie is a Double BAFTA,Triple BROADCAST, British Comedy Award, British Independent Film Award, GRIERSON, National Television & RTS nominated director based in London.

His first feature ‘Sounds Like Teen Spirit’ Won The Special Jury Award at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Hitchcock D’Argent Audience Award at Dinard International Film Festival. It was also nominated at the British Independent Film Awards for Best Documentary and at the Grierson Awards for UK Film Council Best Cinema Documentary.

Jamie is a former BBC Documentaries and Film4 Development prize winner and Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Sounds Like Teen Spirit (Director / Writer)
Company:
Number 9 Films
Project details:
Winner of Special Jury Award at Seattle International Film Festival

Winner Hitchcock D'Argent Audience Award at Dinard International Film Festival

Nominated for Grierson Award UK Film council Best Cinema Documentary

Nominated for British Independent Film Award Best British Documentary.

Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.

Released in cinemas by Warner Music Entertainment.
TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Furious Andrew (Director / Writer)
Company:
Kudos / C4
Project details:
Action-comedy teaser pilot

Created and written by Jamie Jay Johnson

Starring Flight Of The Conchords Rhys Darby
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Avatards aka Dead Pixels (Director)
Company:
Various Artists Ltd / C4
Project details:
3 x 4min Pilot / taster for Jon Brown's part animated sitcom.

Produced by Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong's Various Artists Ltd
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Cold Feet (Director)
Company:
Big Talk / ITV
Project details:
2 x 60min

Nominated for Broadcast Award Best Drama Series

Nominated for Broadcast Award Timeline TV Moment of the Year (Pete gets Drumming).
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Fresh Meat 4 (Director)
Company:
Objective Fiction / Channel 4
Project details:
6 x 60min

Created by Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong.

Starring Jack Whitehall
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Party (Director)
Company:
BBC / BBC4
Project details:
TV Multi camera studio Pilot written by Tom Basden
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Fresh Meat 3 (Director)
Company:
Objective Fiction / Channel 4
Project details:
4 x 60min

Created Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong

Starring Jack Whitehall
Date: 2012
Production (role):
An Idiot Abroad (Director)
Company:
Me & You Productions / Sky 1
Project details:
2 x 60min. Route 66 & Japan Episodes

Nominated for BAFTA Best Reality and Constructed Factual.

Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme at British Comedy Awards

Nominated for National Television Award Most Popular Factual

Nominated for RTS Award for Best Popular Factual
Date: 2011
Production (role):
An Idiot Abroad (Director)
Company:
Mentorn Productions / Sky 1
Project details:
1 x 60min. Mexico episode

Created by and starring Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington
Date: 2005
Production (role):
We Are What We do (Writer / Director)
Company:
C4
Project details:
4 x 3min Post C4 News charity shorts
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Holiday Around My Bedroom (Director / Writer / Cinematographer / VFX / Editor)
Company:
Vascha / C4
Project details:
1 x 24min authored documentary

Nominated for BAFTA Best New Director Factual

Nominated for Broadcast award Best New Director
Date: 2003
Production (role):
I LOVE CEREAL....A TV Fanzine (Director / Writer / Cinematographer / Editor)
Company:
Ideal World Productions / C4
Project details:
1 x 24 min Authored documentary
Date: 2002
Production (role):
Rejoice In Our Loving...The Medieval Wooing of the Swedish Princesses (co-Director / Writer)
Company:
Ideal World Productions / C4
Project details:
1 x 50min

Affectionately comic documentary
SHORT
Production (role):
Cardinal Burns - Les Gens Elegants (Director / Editor)
Company:
Mr Box.
Project details:
3min Improvised short starring Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri Burns
Production (role):
MiniGolf The MiniMovie (Director / Cinematographer / Editor)
Project details:
24min

Affectionately comic portrayal of the British team struggling to not come last in the World Minigolf Championships.

Optioned by Michael Kuhn at Qwerty Films for feature adaptation.
Production (role):
Man's New Best Friend (Director / Cinematographer / Editor)
Project details:
24min Doc/Mock Doc Hybrid about A.I Robot Dogs and their owners.
Production (role):
Ode To Eric the Eel (Director / Cinematographer / Editor)
Project details:
13 min tribute to slowest ever swimmer in Olympic history.
AWARDS
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Broadcast Award
Project details:
Nominated for Best Drama Series (COLD FEET)
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Broadcast Award
Project details:
Nominated for Timeline TV Moment of the Year (COLD FEET, Pete Gets Drumming)
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BAFTA Award
Project details:
Nominated for Best Reality and Constructed Factual (AN IDIOT ABROAD)
Date: 2012
Production (role):
RTS Award
Project details:
Nominated for Best Popular Factual (AN IDIOT ABROAD)
Date: 2012
Production (role):
National Television Awards
Project details:
Most Popular Factual Programme (AN IDIOT ABROAD
Date: 2011
Production (role):
British Comedy Award
Project details:
Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme (AN IDIOT ABROAD)
Date: 2009
Production (role):
Seattle International Film Festival
Project details:
Won Special Jury Award Documentary (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
Date: 2009
Production (role):
Dinard British Film Festival
Project details:
Won Hitchcock D'Argent Audience Award (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
Date: 2009
Production (role):
British Independent Film Awards
Project details:
Nominated for Best Documentary (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
Date: 2009
Production (role):
Grierson Trust British Documentary Award
Project details:
Nominated for UK Film Council Best Cinema Documentary (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
Date: 2004
Production (role):
BAFTA Awards
Project details:
Nominated for Best New Director (HOLIDAY AROUND MY BEDROOM)
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Broadcast Awards
Project details:
Nominated for Best New Director (HOLIDAY AROUND MY BEDROOM)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Sounds Like Teen Spirit (Director / Writer)
    Company: Number 9 Films
    Project details: Winner of Special Jury Award at Seattle International Film Festival

    Winner Hitchcock D'Argent Audience Award at Dinard International Film Festival

    Nominated for Grierson Award UK Film council Best Cinema Documentary

    Nominated for British Independent Film Award Best British Documentary.

    Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.

    Released in cinemas by Warner Music Entertainment.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Furious Andrew (Director / Writer)
    Company: Kudos / C4
    Project details: Action-comedy teaser pilot

    Created and written by Jamie Jay Johnson

    Starring Flight Of The Conchords Rhys Darby
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Avatards aka Dead Pixels (Director)
    Company: Various Artists Ltd / C4
    Project details: 3 x 4min Pilot / taster for Jon Brown's part animated sitcom.

    Produced by Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong's Various Artists Ltd
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Cold Feet (Director)
    Company: Big Talk / ITV
    Project details: 2 x 60min

    Nominated for Broadcast Award Best Drama Series

    Nominated for Broadcast Award Timeline TV Moment of the Year (Pete gets Drumming).
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Fresh Meat 4 (Director)
    Company: Objective Fiction / Channel 4
    Project details: 6 x 60min

    Created by Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong.

    Starring Jack Whitehall
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Party (Director)
    Company: BBC / BBC4
    Project details: TV Multi camera studio Pilot written by Tom Basden
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Fresh Meat 3 (Director)
    Company: Objective Fiction / Channel 4
    Project details: 4 x 60min

    Created Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong

    Starring Jack Whitehall
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): An Idiot Abroad (Director)
    Company: Me & You Productions / Sky 1
    Project details: 2 x 60min. Route 66 & Japan Episodes

    Nominated for BAFTA Best Reality and Constructed Factual.

    Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme at British Comedy Awards

    Nominated for National Television Award Most Popular Factual

    Nominated for RTS Award for Best Popular Factual
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): An Idiot Abroad (Director)
    Company: Mentorn Productions / Sky 1
    Project details: 1 x 60min. Mexico episode

    Created by and starring Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): We Are What We do (Writer / Director)
    Company: C4
    Project details: 4 x 3min Post C4 News charity shorts
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Holiday Around My Bedroom (Director / Writer / Cinematographer / VFX / Editor)
    Company: Vascha / C4
    Project details: 1 x 24min authored documentary

    Nominated for BAFTA Best New Director Factual

    Nominated for Broadcast award Best New Director
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): I LOVE CEREAL....A TV Fanzine (Director / Writer / Cinematographer / Editor)
    Company: Ideal World Productions / C4
    Project details: 1 x 24 min Authored documentary
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): Rejoice In Our Loving...The Medieval Wooing of the Swedish Princesses (co-Director / Writer)
    Company: Ideal World Productions / C4
    Project details: 1 x 50min

    Affectionately comic documentary
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): Cardinal Burns - Les Gens Elegants (Director / Editor)
    Company: Mr Box.
    Project details: 3min Improvised short starring Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri Burns
  • Production (role): MiniGolf The MiniMovie (Director / Cinematographer / Editor)
    Company:
    Project details: 24min

    Affectionately comic portrayal of the British team struggling to not come last in the World Minigolf Championships.

    Optioned by Michael Kuhn at Qwerty Films for feature adaptation.
  • Production (role): Man's New Best Friend (Director / Cinematographer / Editor)
    Company:
    Project details: 24min Doc/Mock Doc Hybrid about A.I Robot Dogs and their owners.
  • Production (role): Ode To Eric the Eel (Director / Cinematographer / Editor)
    Company:
    Project details: 13 min tribute to slowest ever swimmer in Olympic history.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Broadcast Award
    Project details: Nominated for Best Drama Series (COLD FEET)
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Broadcast Award
    Project details: Nominated for Timeline TV Moment of the Year (COLD FEET, Pete Gets Drumming)
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BAFTA Award
    Project details: Nominated for Best Reality and Constructed Factual (AN IDIOT ABROAD)
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): RTS Award
    Project details: Nominated for Best Popular Factual (AN IDIOT ABROAD)
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): National Television Awards
    Project details: Most Popular Factual Programme (AN IDIOT ABROAD
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): British Comedy Award
    Project details: Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme (AN IDIOT ABROAD)
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): Seattle International Film Festival
    Project details: Won Special Jury Award Documentary (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): Dinard British Film Festival
    Project details: Won Hitchcock D'Argent Audience Award (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): British Independent Film Awards
    Project details: Nominated for Best Documentary (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): Grierson Trust British Documentary Award
    Project details: Nominated for UK Film Council Best Cinema Documentary (SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT)
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): BAFTA Awards
    Project details: Nominated for Best New Director (HOLIDAY AROUND MY BEDROOM)
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Broadcast Awards
    Project details: Nominated for Best New Director (HOLIDAY AROUND MY BEDROOM)
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